August 20, 2007

Secrets of Success

Last night I loaded a few TEDtalks onto my iPod for my morning travel to Las Vegas. I came across a great one entitled Secrets of Success in 8 Words by Richard St. John. It’s only three minutes long so you should listen to it, but if you don’t have time for that here are the 8 points.

  1. Passion - Do it for love, NOT for money. Guy Kawasaki phrases this as do something where you “make meaning”
  2. Hard Work - Success is hard work, nothing comes easy. But it needs to be fun or it probably is not worth doing
  3. Practice Practice Practice - Practice enough to be great at it
  4. Focus - Focus on one thing and do it great
  5. Push Yourself - Push past self doubt, obstacles, and negative people
  6. Serve - Serve others and make the service valuable
  7. Have Ideas - Spend time thinking and come up with new ideas
  8. Persist - Failure happens, persist in the face of failure

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